Rule 6: Use a singular verb with distances, periods, sums of money, etc. if you are considered a unit. When we construct a sentence, its verb and subject must match in number and person. So if the subject is singular number, first person, verb must be singular number. If the subject has a plural number, a third person, the verb must be plural. Rule 1: If there are two subjects in a sentence, associated with and, the verb is always in the plural. Article 1. A singular subject takes the verb to the singular and a plural subject takes the verb to the plural. Note: All English verbs are plural, we make them singular by adding s s or it to the verb. Examples: (i) Naina goes for a walk every day. (ii) The workers go on strike. 15.
Mathematics (is, is) John`s favorite subject, while civics (is, is) Andrea`s favorite subject. Article 9 Collective nouns take the verb in the singular, but if individuals are taken separately, the verb may be in the plural. Examples: Rule 2: A topic will come before a sentence that begins with This is a key rule for understanding topics. The word of is the culprit of many subject errors. Fake: A bouquet of roses adds color and fragrance to the room. That`s right: a bouquet of roses gives. (Bouquet ready, not pink) In these sentences, breaking and entering and night with breakfast are compound nouns. Exception 3: If two singular subelements refer to the same person or thing, even if they are associated and connected, the verb is singular. Example: Mathematics is an easy subject for some people. Other words in this category are: Economy, Mumps, Measles, Rupees, News, Politics, Statistics, Civic, etc.
The indefinite pronoun, none, can be singular or plural; It often doesn`t matter if you use a singular or plural verb – unless something else in the sentence determines its number. If none of them are understood, not just any one, we can choose a plural verb, as in „None of the engines work“, but if something else leads us to consider none as a meaning, not one, we want a singular verb, as in „None of the food is outdated“. Rule of thumb: A singular subject (she, bear, car) takes a singular verb (is, goes, glows), while a plural subject takes a plural verb. Example: Here is the subject, the elements, the plural and therefore the verb must be in the plural. Article 12 Expressions such as „many“, „many“, „most“ are used in the singular when referring to quantity or quantity, but they take a plural verb when they refer to the number. Example: Rule 7: Collective nouns such as family, couple, personal, public, etc. assume a singular verb. Article 6. If nouns are composed in their form and form a unit, the verb must be singular. Examples: Directions: Underline the correct verb in these sentences. 1.
Sohna (races, races) goes to the park every day. 2. Dogs (bark, bark,) at strangers. 3. Tom and Maya go to the movies. 4. The game (was, was) exciting. 5.
You (worries, worries) too much. 6. You (study, study) every night. 7. Black or white (is, is) your choice. 8.C was amazing. 9. The (east, east) pretty shoes. 10.
The cat or dog (is, is) in the yard. In the example, a statement of wish, not a fact, is expressed; Therefore, what we generally consider a plural verb is used with the singular subject. Question 3. Specify a verb in spaces based on its subject. a) No news ………….. Good news. (b) The girl and the boy ……………. disappeared. (c) One third of the city ………………. flooded.
(d) „The Three Idiots“ …………….. Director: Raju Hirani. e) Bhagwan Das, the writer and poet, ………….. Death. (f) Saffron, white and green …………….. the colours of the Indian flag. (g) chicken and cheese ….. My favorite breakfast.
(h) The crew ……………….. forced to get off the plane. (i) The ship with its crew, ………….. incomprehensible. (j) No one agreed. There………………….. many objections to the proposal. Answer: (a) is (b) have/have (eu)war (d) is (e) a (f) are (g) is (h) war/war (i) war (j) have been filled in the gaps with the appropriate verbs according to their subject.
a) A dog ………………….. a faithful animal. b) Neither my parents nor my relatives ………….. present at the party yesterday. (c) Each of the boys ……………….. honest. (d) The whole class as well as the principal, …. accepted the proposal. (e) Neither Rasipa nor Reeta …………….
Present. f) His briefcase and wallet ………….. were lost. (g) Policy ………………. his bread and butter. (h) The Committee …………….. has published its report. (i) Three parts of the enterprise ………….. I went for myself to do.
j) Either he or I ………… inadvertently. Answer: (a) is (b) when (c) is/was (d) (a e) is/is (f) a (g) is (h) (a i) is (j) in Article 8. Plural nouns in the form, but singular in the sense take the verb in the singular. ` Examples: Exception: In a sentence or, either-or, or /again, if the subject is composed, i.e. one subject is singular and the other is plural, then the verb corresponds to the noun or pronoun closest to it. Subject verb matching: If you are able to find the right subject and verb, you can correct subject-verb match errors. For a sentence to be grammatically correct, the verb must match the subject of the sentence. Choose the correct form of the verb that corresponds to the subject. Here are some rules that govern the correspondence of the subject and the verb: Example: Ram and Shyam go to the market.
Exception 1: If there are two subjects in a sentence, related to and, but preceded by each or each, then the verb is always singular. Exception 2: In associated and connected compound nouns, the verb is singular. The subject and verb must match in number and person. Article 10 A plural noun referring to distance, weight, size, quantity of silver represents a single number or set, the verb must be singular. Examples: Exception: If the collective noun is not used as a unit, but for different individuals or things, then it will take a verb in the plural. Rule 4: Sometimes the subject is separated from the verb by words such as with, as well as by the way, no, etc. These words and phrases are not part of the topic. Ignore them and use a singular verb if the subject is singular. Rule 5: With words that indicate parts percentage, fraction, majority, some, all, etc. Rule 1, which was given earlier, is reversed, and we let ourselves be guided from noun to by If the noun is singular after de, use a singular verb. If it`s a plural, use a plural verb….